Adult Heritage Education Programs

Boca History 101: A Virtual Lecture Series

Our virtual lecture series: Boca History 101 will be presented by our curator, Susan Gillis. There are ten (10) 30-minute lectures in this series occuring every consecutive Thursday via Zoom. 

The entire Boca History 101 series is FREE to BRHS members and $25 for Non-Members.
Registration Required: research@bocahistory.org

    BOCA HISTORY 101: BOCA RATON, A
    BRIEF HISTORY - PART I
    Presenter: BRHS Curator, Susan Gillis
    12noon on Thursday, September 10, 2020
    This three part series will introduce listeners to the history of Boca
    Raton from the pre-Columbian era through the end of the 20th century.
    Learn about the native people who called Boca home as long as 2000
    years ago, how Boca Raton got her name, and some of the major
    influences that shaped our modern community.

     BOCA HISTORY 101: BOCA RATON, A
     BRIEF HISTORY - PART II
     Presenter: BRHS Curator, Susan Gillis
     12noon on Thursday, September 17, 2020

     This three part series will introduce listeners to the history of Boca
     Raton from the pre-Columbian era through the end of the 20th century.
     Learn about the native people who called Boca home as long as 2000
     years ago, how Boca Raton got her name, and some of the major
     influences that shaped our modern community.

BOCA HISTORY 101: BOCA RATON, A BRIEF HISTORY - PART III
Presenter: BRHS Curator, Susan Gillis
12noon on Thursday, September 24, 2020

This three part series will introduce listeners to the history of Boca Raton from the pre-Columbian era through the end of the 20th century. Learn about the native people who called Boca home as long as 2000 years ago, how Boca Raton got her name, and some of the major influences that shaped our modern community.

  BOCA HISTORY 101: BOCA RATON'S
  PIONEER DAYS - PART I
   Presenter: BRHS Curator, Susan Gillis
  12noon on Thursday, October 1, 2020
  This two part series will share seldom seen images and information of
  Boca Raton’s formative era from the 1890s through the 1910s. Learn
  about the challenges and joys of pioneer life in a tropical frontier.

 

BOCA HISTORY 101: BOCA RATON'S PIONEER DAYS - PART II
Presenter: BRHS Curator, Susan Gillis
12noon on Thursday, October 8, 2020

This two part series will share seldom seen images and information of Boca Raton’s formative era from the 1890s through the 1910s. Learn about the challenges and joys of pioneer life in a tropical frontier.

    BOCA HISTORY 101: ADDISON MIZNER, BOCA RATON, AND THE 1920s - Part I
    Presenter: BRHS Curator, Susan Gillis
    12noon on Thursday, October 15, 2020
    A two part series will explore the thrilling “Florida Land Boom” of the 1920s and the Bust that followed.
    Learn about architect Addison Mizner and his vision for the small farming town that literally put little 
    Boca Raton on the map.

    BOCA HISTORY 101: ADDISON MIZNER, BOCA RATON, AND THE 1920s - Part II
    Presenter: BRHS Curator, Susan Gillis
    12noon on Thursday, October 22, 2020

    A two part series will explore the thrilling “Florida Land Boom” of the 1920s and the Bust that followed.
    Learn about architect Addison Mizner and his vision for the small farming town that literally put little
    Boca Raton on the map.

    BOCA HISTORY 101: BOCA RATON DURING WORLD WAR II - Part I
    Presenter: BRHS Curator, Susan Gillis
    12noon on Thursday, October 29, 2020

    This three part series explores the establishment of the Boca Raton Army Air Field, the Army Air
    Corps’ wartime radar training base pivotal in the winning of the war. Learn about the U-boat attacks
    right off our shores and how each and every local citizen was impacted during this time in our
    world’s history.

   

BOCA HISTORY 101: BOCA RATON DURING WORLD WAR II - Part II
Presenter: BRHS Curator, Susan Gillis
12noon on Thursday, November 5, 2020
This three part series explores the establishment of the Boca Raton Army Air Field, the Army Air Corps’ wartime radar training base pivotal in the winning of the war. Learn about the U-boat attacks right off our shores and how each and every local citizen was impacted during this time in our world’s history.

BOCA HISTORY 101: BOCA RATON DURING WORLD WAR II - Part III

Presenter: BRHS Curator, Susan Gillis
12noon on Thursday, November 12, 2020

This three part series explores the establishment of the Boca Raton Army Air Field, the Army Air Corps’ wartime radar training base pivotal in the winning of the war. Learn about the U-boat attacks right off our shores and how each and every local citizen was impacted during this time in our world’s history.


Community Presentations 


Presentations on the history of Boca Raton are available to groups, organizations, and businesses for a nominal fee. The history talks include historic photographs from the BRHS&M archives. Currently, the BRHS&M offers four  Boca Raton history topics (shown below). For more information, contact the Education Department at 561.395.6766  ext.107 or education@bocahistory.org.  


Our First Fifty Years


Boca Raton Early Pioneers


Boca Raton &
Addison Mizner 

Boca Raton Army Air Field
       

History Tours


The Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum offers history tours to the community's residents and its visitors alike. These Heritage Educational  Tours are conducted by the Boca Raton Historical Society volunteers. The various tours include the Boca Express Train Museum, the Boca Raton Resort & Club, the City of Boca Raton, and Boca Raton History Museum. The Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum also offer these two virtual tours of old Town Hall. Check out these two virtual tours of old Town Hall: Google Maps .

 

BOCA RATON HISTORICAL SOCIETY & MUSEUM
71 North Federal Highway|Boca Raton, Florida 33432
P: 561.395.6766 F: 561.395.4049| CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS
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